Multi-religious prayer service for National Leader Bogyoke Aung San

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State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prays for national leader Bogyoke Aung San and other martyred leaders together with other religious leaders at her residence in Bahan Township, Yangon. Photo: MNA

In commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, a multi-religious prayer service was held in memory of Bogyoke Aung San at the residence of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Bahan Township at 3.30 pm yesterday.
First, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and representatives of various faiths observed a two-minute silence in honour of Bogyoke Aung San, followed by welcoming remarks by the State Counsellor.
Later, Myanmar Hindu Federation Women Group joint secretary Suganthi, Chief Convener for the Islamic Center of Myanmar Al Haj U Aye Lwin, Jewish religious leader U Sammy Samuels, Baha’i Faith Federation member U Tin Zaw Min and Vice-chair of the Myanmar Council of Churches Bishop U Myat San prayed for Bogyoke Aung San in their respective religious rites, followed by Rev. U Kyaw Nyunt, who delivered a prayer.
Those present at the ceremony then spoke words of virtues according to their religious teachings, and the ceremony came to a close after Father Edward Sein Myint gave a blessing. After the ceremony, the State Counsellor posed for a documentary photograph together with the guests.
Present at the ceremony were Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr. Shwe Hlwan, Daw May Yin Htun, wife of the Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, Deputy Minister for the Office of the President U Min Thu and wife Daw Lwin May Thein, personnel responsible for various religions and invited guests.

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